Yeoman Senior Chief Alton L. Harris
Senior Enlisted Leader
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Guam
On 14 September 1993, Senior Chief Harris entered active duty at Recruit Training Center Orlando, FL. After completion of Recruit Training he reported to Yeoman “A” school Meridian, MS.
In February 1994, he reported to his first sea duty assignment onboard USS CAMDEN (AOE 2) homeported in Bremerton, WA. During his tour onboard CAMDEN he was advanced to Second Class Petty Officer and served as the Leading Petty Officer and Ship’s Secretary. Additionally, he completed two Western Pacific deployments in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, VIGILANT SENTINEL, and DESERT STRIKE.
In March 1998, Senior Chief Harris reported for shore duty at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. He was hand-selected to serve on the command staff as a Flag Writer to the Commander and Leading Petty Officer for Administrative Department. During this tour he was advanced to First Class Petty Officer.
Following his shore assignment he served onboard the forward deployed Military Sealift Command staff of COMPRSRON ONE embarked onboard (MV JOHN P. BOBO (T-AK 3008) as the Administrative Officer. He qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and upon completion of this tour, Senior Chief Harris reported to USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68) homeported in Mayport, Florida from May 2003 to May 2005. During this tour he completed one Mediterranean deployment while onboard THE SULLIVANS. During his tour onboard THE SULLIVANS he served as Ship’s Secretary and advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
Upon completion of sea duty Senior Chief Harris reported to Navy Recruiting District Miami in July 2005. He was assigned to NRS Port Richey, FL as Recruiter-in-Charge and Enlisted Production Division Supervisor at the Military Entrance Processing Station Tampa, FL.
In September 2008, he was assigned to the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command, Norfolk, VA on a GSA then subsequently reporting to Kabul, Afghanistan to the Combined Security Transition Command. He served in the command group as a Senior Enlisted Aide and Leading Chief Petty Officer.
Senior Chief Harris then reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FIVE in Jacksonville, FL in June 2009 as Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Administration Department. During his tour with the World Famous Nightdippers he qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and completed a Mediterranean deployment embarked onboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).
Senior Chief Harris reported onboard NCTS Guam in June 2011 as Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Administration Department and subsequently was selected as the Senior Enlisted Leader in August 2011. In July 2012 he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
Personal decorations include Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (eight awards), and various service and campaign awards.